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    DescriptionFrom the very beginning, Caesar's story makes dazzling reading. In his late teens he narrowly avoided execution for opposing the military dictator Sulla. He was decorated for valour in battle, captured and held to ransom by pirates, and almost bankrupted himself by staging games for the masses. As a politician, he quickly gained a reputation as a dangerously ambitious maverick. By his early 30s he had risen to the position of Consul, and was already beginning to dominate the Senate. His affairs with noblewomen were both frequent and scandalous. His greatest skill, outside the bedroom, was as a military commander. In a string of spectacular victories he conquered all of Gaul, invaded Germany, and twice landed in Britain - an achievement which in 55BC was greeted with a public euphoria comparable to that generated by the moon landing in 1969. In just thirty years he had risen from a position of virtual obscurity to become one of the richest men in the world, with the power single-handedly to overthrow the Republic. By his death he was effectively emperor of most of the known world.


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    Title
    Caesar
    Subtitle
    The Life of a Colossus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adrian Keith Goldsworthy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 704
    Width: 131 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 515 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780753821589
    ISBN 10: 0753821583
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC subject category V2: HBG, BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    DC22: 937.05092
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    Thema V1.0: NHB, DNBH, NHD, NHC
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    03 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Adrian Goldsworthy has a doctorate from Oxford University. His first book, The Roman Army at War was recognised by John Keegan, the general Editor of The History of Warfare, as an exceptionally impressive work, original in treatment and impressive in style. He has since written five other books, to great acclaim.
    Review quote
    Goldsworthy's magnificent biography places Caesar in the context of the Roman world and shows why we return to the great man. -- Toby Clements Telegraph